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Installation view of "Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937" at the Museum of Modern Art
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by Charlie Finch

In the Paris of the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway often donned boxing gloves and duked it out with random opponents in a makeshift ring. After a time, a small man volunteered to be Hemingway’s corner man. After a few more bouts, Scott Fitzgerald pointed to the corner man, washing Ernest down with a sponge, and asked Hemingway, "Do you know who that is?"


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